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Featuring The Unquiet Educator!!

Posted in Uncategorized by Lia Sant on April 9, 2012
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With European summer progressively catching up and a spirit of postponement gaining ground, sunshine and sandy beaches awaiting, I came back to an old idea of putting together against all distractions some sort of a simple steps guide for K-12 teachers, edtech and social networking rookies with useful tips, links, suggestions and expert insights to PLNs, instructional design and Web 2.0 world.

Remembering where I was and how it felt like when first time setting off to explore and take part in this whole new context, not very long ago, how much intimidated, confused, disoriented and overwhelmed  I’ve often been in regards to choosing what’s best for my style, objectives, expectations from a universe of tools, media, apps, communities, widgets, networks.

And you’d better believe that this is a life long involvement which starting as a learning and networking enhancement grows not just to part of your working schedule but literally your inner 2.0.

This is the first in a series of articles that will be regularly posted on my blog under the Title The Unquiet Educator.

South Jersey high school librarians teaching students how to use high technology in their research

Posted in Uncategorized by Lia Sant on April 1, 2012
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Via Scoop.itNew-Tech Librarian

A steady murmur of voices emanated from the Cedar Creek High School library. But as librarian Christine Finn walked toward a table of students, it wasn’t to quiet them down, but to assist in their history project creating a wiki on the Great Plains.

Librarians (or media specialists as they are also called) say the school library has become less a static place to look up information and more of an active jumping off point for learning.


Information Literacy Beyond Library 2.0 – facet publishing

Posted in Uncategorized by Lia Sant on March 29, 2012
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Via Scoop.itNew-Tech Librarian

This new book picks up where the best-selling Information Literacy meets Library 2.0 left off. In the last three years the information environment has changed dramatically, becoming increasingly dominated by the social and the mobile. This new book asks where we are now, what is the same and what has changed, and, most crucially, how do we as information professionals respond to the new information literacy and become a central part of the revolution itself?

Some of the key topics covered are:
• the evolution of ‘online’ into the social web as mainstream
• the use of social media tools in information literacy
• the impact of mobile devices on information literacy delivery
• shifting literacies, such as metaliteracy, transliteracy and media literacy, and their effect on information literacy.


Public libraries – is the worst yet to come?

Posted in Uncategorized by Lia Sant on March 17, 2012
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CILIP News: 16 March 2012.

CILIP’s survey of public library authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland gives the most up to date picture of the state of public library services estimating that this financial year 2,159 posts will be deleted from a total of 20,924 staff, a 10% cut in staffing twenty-five per cent of which at a professional level.